jophillips50
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Project timing

Postby jophillips50 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:22 pm

Hi,
I'm unsure of the timing guidelines given. I want to run projects with my class so that they do a new project each half term (approximately every 6 weeks) and they have around 3 hours of timetabled class time a week. So would I go for a month long project, a 2-4 week project, or longer?

Essentially, how many hours of time in school / out of school are assumed in your timing guidelines?
Thanks.

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Re: Project timing

Postby theborg » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:32 am

jophilips50,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for your question. As for the project time lines, the projects are not specifically designed to be in class projects or demonstrations. The suggested times is how long a student working on it at home should take to complete the research in preparation for a science fair. Some of the projects require daily measurements or actions that wouldn't be conducive to the classroom. However, many of the projects could be adapted for in class projects, I think if you picked a 2 to 4 week project and modified it to work with in the bounds of your class that you could get a good project that meets your teaching objectives.

our experts can certainly provide advice in this once you settle on a specific project.

Let us know how things work out for you.
Hope this helps.

theborg
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